Northwestern University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Radio/Television/Film is seeking a full-time faculty member at the rank of
Assistant Professor of Instruction with a focus on film sound design. The ideal candidate would
have professional experience in film and/or television sound design as well as teaching
experience. Expertise in additional areas of sound production, sound art, or filmmaking
(cinematography, field recording, editing, directing, producing, etc) is encouraged, but not
required. The candidate must be able to teach both introductory-level and advanced film sound
design courses that address the conceptual, formal, and technical aspects of sound in
audiovisual media production. Successful applicants will be able to teach theoretical and
practical hands-on courses in sound design and other craft areas. Candidates should have a
record of professional practice and/or creative activity, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and prior
teaching experience. We may consider candidates without a terminal graduate degree if such
candidates have extraordinary professional accomplishments.

Employment term: A 12-month appointment beginning September 1, 2022. The appointment
may be renewed on an annual basis.

1. Professional practice and/or creative activity in narrative audiovisual media production
2. Expertise in cinematography
3. Skill in other filmmaking crafts sufficient to teach them at introductory and intermediate
4. Teaching experience

• Teach introductory course in media production
• Teach cinematography and other crafts at intermediate-to-advanced levels
• Participate in curricular planning
• Student advising

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted via online submission to our faculty
recruiting system:

Please including the following materials in your application: a cover letter
describing your teaching, research interests and experience, a current vita, three contacts for
letters of recommendation, two work samples, and a teaching portfolio including teaching
evaluations, sample syllabi, and other relevant materials. Forward questions to the Search
Committee Chair, Jacob Smith. For more information about the Department, please visit:

The School: The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences including the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of over 180 includes 102 tenure-eligible faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1000 undergraduate majors and 650 graduate and professional students. Founded over 135 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences. Our current Dean is E. Patrick Johnson.

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the main campus is in Evanston and the medical campus is 12 miles south in downtown Chicago. There is continuing expansion of University facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine. Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus.

Closing Date: Please submit applications on or before July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

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